Every now and then, a fresh pair of it-sneakers irrupts into the realm of shoes. Instant showstoppers that conquer wish lists, these sneakers soon hit grounds everywhere. Fabricated in a melange of patterns and colours, sneakers are synthetic-soled multipurpose stars. Cue designer sneakers, the more intricate and much fancier sibling – these sneakers surface on runways, blending perfectly in the high strata of luxury fashion. Now, there’s a newcomer: Valentino Garavani’s Freedots, a low-top sneaker that joins the Maison’s lineage of cult-favourite men sneakers.
With a manifest intent in dazzling, the Freedots sneaker is a canvas for the unfettered, riotous and uniquely creative ways of skate culture. The calfskin leather sneaker flaunts a chunky silhouette with a distinct edge; consisting of minimal lines, it smoothly adapts to whichever setting it is in without forgetting to make a statement still. The contrasting colour palettes, toying around with black, white and blue shades, accord with the much-adored skater cool.
Further adding to its charm is the sneaker’s comfort-forward sense created through a soft fabric cushion lining encased within its leather-dressed body. The Maison adorned the sneaker’s welt with its emblematic prickly studs, now in a tone-on-tone hue – a guarantee that the sneaker will be instantly recognised. A nod to the bugnato exteriors on Roman palazzo doors, the iconic studs amplify the reverberating punk tone. Of course, what’s a statement without a signature – Valentino Garavani’s logo is neatly positioned on the Freedots’ heels and tongue, elevating the sneaker in a simple touch.
Boasting a triumphant meld of the athletic verve and the Maison’s artistry, this sneaker jewel establishes equilibrium between sophisticated and subtle. The Valentino Garavani Freedots is a sleek and versatile masterpiece, making it the dream footwear for whomever it carries.
The Valentino Garavani Freedots is now available to shop online and in boutiques worldwide.
Photos by Valentino Garavani.